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Northern Ireland 2011 - Site of Injury

Site of Injury

During 2011, the 25 persons attending emergency care departments had a total of 28 firework related injuries. Of these 25 persons, 23 had received injury to only one site on the body, one person received injury to two sites, and one person received injury to three sites. The most common site of injuries from firework related incidents were to the wrist or hand (53.6% of all injuries2) (Table 7 & Figure 5).

Table 7: Number of Firework Injuries, by Site of Injury (2007 -2011)

Site of injury 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Wrist/Hand 48 19 18 21 15
Face/Head/Neck 29 5 3 9 4
Eye 15 8 4 8 5
Foot/Leg 3 4 3 3 1
Trunk 10 0 2 3 0
Arm 6 0 2 7 3
Total Injuries 111 36 32 51 28

Figure 5: Firework Injuries by Site of Injury (2011)

Figure 5: Firework Injuries by Site of Injury (2011)

N.B. This does not equate to the total number of persons injured as it is possible for a person to have injuries to more than one site on their body.

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